While the past few years may have brought us the end of a string of Hollywood’s most significant supercouples — from the infamous split of Brangelina in 2019 to the widely publicized split of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West earlier this year — we’ve also begun See, how some of the next generation’s most powerful celebrity couples are emerging.
One of the most famous of these newly blossoming romances is that between English actor Tom Holland and Zendaya. Both are among the biggest and most celebrated young names in Hollywood right now — at just 24, Zendaya became the youngest actress to win the 2020 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue Bennett in HBO’s “Euphoria.” In May, she was nominated for the same award for this year’s Primetime Emmys, as well as two nominations for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, for co-writing Elliot’s Song, and I’m Tired, both of which appeared in ” Euphoria” Season 2 (the awards ceremony will take place in September). Holland has received similar praise for his 10-plus year career, having picked up dozens of awards and nominations himself over the years, and is arguably one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
So, fans are excited about the blossoming romance between the two young actors. But when did their relationship actually start? Well, while it’s relatively private for such high-profile celebrities, we still know a little bit about the couple’s relationship.
Zendaya and Tom Holland’s relationship goes back a long way
It turns out that the romance between actors Tom Holland and Zendaya may date back to 2016, when the two first met on the set of Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film starred Holland while Zendaya portrayed his eventual love interest, MJ.
“They started seeing each other when they were filming Spider-Man,” a source close to the couple told People in 2017, who vacation together and try to spend as much time together as possible.”
Although the two publicly denied Rumored at the time, their on-screen chemistry was clear to many, and only became clearer as the series (and the development of its characters’ romances) progressed. In a review for RogerEbert.com of Spider-Man: No Way Home, a sequel to the original that ended in a famous kiss between MJ and Peter Parker of the Netherlands, Brian Tallerico wrote that the film was “Zendaya and Hollands Chemistry allowed it to shine.” He added that Zendaya in particular “captures her character’s emotional final bars in a way that lends weight to a film that can feel a little breezy in terms of performance.” It was later in this one Year, in 2021, when Zendaya and Holland were caught kissing in their car by paparazzi, all but confirming their long-suspected romance to the public.
Tom Holland and Zendaya had an on-off relationship
Although inside sources close to Tom Holland and Zendaya confirmed they were dating privately back in 2016, it seems like they went through a rough patch between then and when their relationship became public in 2021. According to the Daily Mail, Holland had dated a number of women in the years since 2016, most notably British actress Nadia Parkes, who went public in 2020, and Olivia Bolton before her. Of course, Holland and Zendaya had ended their romance sometime after 2016 before resuming it.
Now it seems their relationship is stronger than ever, as a source close to the couple told the Mirror in January that the two were “very much in love”. Zendaya even posted a birthday message to Holland on Instagram on June 1st, writing, “The happiest of birthdays to whoever makes me the happiest.”
However, despite their mutual happiness, Holland is still a notoriously private individual and not a fan of the media and public scheming in his dating life. “One of the downsides of our fame is that privacy isn’t really under our control anymore,” he told GQ in November 2021. “A moment that you think is between two people who love each other very much is now a moment that is shared with the whole world… We felt somehow robbed of our privacy.”